The Bare Truth Podcast
'The Bare Truth' is a celebration of the extraordinary in day-to-day living, from the unsung hero to those on a bigger stage. Each week, Julia interviews someone from a different area of interest who is passionate about what they do, who is expressing themselves in their own unique way, and who wants to share what they do with others.
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Bare Truth 72: Nick Dale
03 February 12
It was fascinating talking with Nick Dale about his endeavour with 5 others to run around – on the top – of the York City Walls! It instantly conjured up my childhood images, much of it spent on the top of walls, if I saw a wall I wanted to be on the top of it! So running around on the top of a wall for over 2 miles instantly captured my imagination. But they are going to run all day!! From dawn to dusk in order to raise money for the Tuberous Sclerosis Association.
Here is their story in their own words…
‘We were discussing running a marathon, decided it was boring, so came up with the idea for setting a world record for running round York City Walls. The boys from the black irish drink would’nt ratify it so it is an unofficial World Record attempt!! Hating running, being 40, heavy boned, with dodgy knees (Nick) should make for a short lived record. Luckily the rest of the team (David F, David C, Mark, Phil, Paul) are amazingly fit, healthy, running machines so running dawn till dusk round a 2 1/2 mile circuit of rough stone walls with steps should be a walk in the park. We are raising money for The TSA because Sam, Nick’s little boy, has the condition. Sam has brain tumours, epilepsy, polysystic kidney disease and learning delay. We are running in Feb cos’ its near his birthday and not, as some of you cynics might think, because the days are shorter!! Research in TSC is currently at a very exciting stage with the first drug treatment released in 2011. Your money is needed to make sure research continues to find further treatments for the various symptoms of the condition. So give us some of your money and laugh at the thought of just how much pain we are going to be in’!!
Donate to Nick’s cause here:
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